East Church Graveyard
Nestled picturesquely under the steep old “raised beach,” this kirkyard has a special significance in the Miller story, and Cromarty’s story as a whole. Many of his family are buried there, including his two uncles, James and Sandy, under tombstones in the far eastern corner, carved by Miller himself. You can detect their identity, and those of other stones he carved, by his favourite motif of scalloped edges. One of his tales (Scenes and Legends, Chapter XXVIII) recounts boys getting their revenge on a brutal dominie. John Russel, had a weak spot, fear of ghosts. One of the boys sprang out from under one of the tombs, dressed all in white, and shrieking. Russel fled.